USPS Suggests PACT Act Compliance Exception For Mailing Hemp And CBD Products

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USPS has acknowledged that hemp and CBD products will not necessarily fall under the definition of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS), which are banned under the PACT Act. RELATED: Vape Industry Under PACT Act Attack The USPS is still in the process of finalizing the ENDS-related exception application requirements with a focus on efficiency given that the USPS expects a tremendous volume of exception requests. Last month, I discussed my optimism regarding the mailability of vape products that are used for the consumption of hemp and CBD, based on principles of statutory interpretation. The April 19, 2021 notice indicated that the forthcoming ban on vaporizer products would likely contain an exception process whereby individuals could continue to ship products that are otherwise exempt from PACT (Preventing All Cigarette Trafficking) Act compliance. However, the good news is that USPS has acknowledged that hemp and CBD products will not necessarily fall under the ENDS definition, even though some have speculated that “other substances” was intended to cover non-tobacco, non-nicotine-containing substances.

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USPS has acknowledged that hemp and CBD products will not necessarily fall under the definition of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS), which are banned under the PACT Act.

Last month, I discussed my optimism regarding the mailability of vape products that are used for the consumption of hemp and CBD, based on principles of statutory interpretation. This month, I am happy to report that the USPS published a guidance document...

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